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Envy at work: how organizations can improve productivity - HEC Paris Professor Tomasz Obloj - ©AdobeStock-psdesign1

Envy between employees can affect a firm’s performance. In their study, Tomasz Obloj and Todd Zenger investigate what makes us compare ourselves to others at work and what this means for the firm we work for. They find that proximity to those we envy can reduce individual productivity.

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Human Resources Management30 March 2017

Why people make more of an effort to help than you might expect

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Human Resources Management17 February 2017

How to structure teams for optimal performance

Should teams be hierarchical, with clear task delegation, or should they be flexible and (...)

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Human Resources Management21 January 2016

Employee mobility: the good and the bad for business

Hiring new talent seems good for business: you get fresh ideas, specialist skills and your pick of (...)

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Human Resources Management8 January 2015

Employer brand : The value of a name

A study shows that prestigious firms can hire the best people without having to pay more than the (...)

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Human Resources Management11 December 2014

New Perspectives on Staff Turnover in the IT Field

An average staff turnover rate of 20%  combined with fewer people training for the field and (...)

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Human Resources Management14 September 2014

Do optimistic executives get paid less?

The pay of senior executives has long been a hot-button issue in management. But, for the first (...)

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